Philanthropy In/Sight® is an interactive mapping tool designed for grantmakers, grantseekers, advisors, policymakers, researchers, academics—virtually anyone interested in the impact of philanthropy around the world today. Philanthropy In/Sight can be used to gather intelligence to craft compelling grant proposals and to reveal patterns of giving and funding relationships. It combines the Foundation Center's rich data on grantmakers and their grants with Google maps to tell the story of philanthropy. Plus, you can overlay grant data with your choice of over 150 demographic, socio-economic, and other data sets to create compelling visual portraits showing where philanthropy has made an impact and where opportunities exist to fill critical needs.
Currently access is limited to the Hatcher-Shapiro Library complex.
COS Pivot is a directory of researchers and research funding opportunities that combines two comprehensive, editorially maintained databases: the COS Funding Opportunities database of over 400,000 funding opportunities worth an estimated $33 billion, and the COS Scholar Universe database of 3 million profiles of scholars worldwide. Its proprietary algorithm compiles pre-populated researcher profiles unique to an organization (such as University of Michigan) and matches them to revelant current funding opportunities. This allows U-M users to search for a funding opportunity and instantly view matching faculty from inside or outside U-M. Conversely, a search for a given scholar will link to matching funding opportunities.
Note: Access to personalized features requires personal registration and login. COS Pivot replaces the former COS Expertise service.
The Washington Information Directory has more than 10,000 listings for members of Congress, Congressional committees and subcomittees, organization charts, and contact information for NGOs. Browse by topic to find information on internships.
Online edition of the U.S.'s major news source for higher education. Includes text of every news article and essay from all weekly print issues published since September 1989, supplemented with all daily website-only updates and new-media extras such as slide shows, podcosts, and videos published since May 1998. Also includes blogs, job postings, The Chronicle Review weekly magazine and complete data from the annual Almanac of Higher Education since 1995, including demographics, enrollment, staff salaries, tuition fees, test scores, and more state by state, with additional sections for: Administrator Data, including pay and benefits of presidents; Financial & Institutional Data, including gifts and endowments, statistics on crime, graduation rates, degrees conferred, and Congressional earmarks for higher education; Faculty Data, including salaries, race and ethnicity, and scholarly productivity; and Student Data, including characteristics, enrollment, financial aid, foreign students, and test scores.
Profiles over 70,000 U.S.-based foundations, describing programs, areas of funding, types of support, geographic emphasis, trustees & officers, application process, deadlines, high, low & average grants, and lists of recent grants made. Also provides access to recent tax returns for private foundations as submitted to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (Form 990-PF's). Updated biweekly.
Detailed and up-to-the-minute information about more than 11,000 federal, non-federal, and international funding opportunities from 2,500+ sponsoring agencies. Targeted primarily to institutions of higher education.
A suite of Web-based products and services academics and researchers can use to promote their work, find funding, access experts, consult, and collaborate with colleagues. Formerly included the COS Expertise and COS Funding Opportunities databases, which have now been incorporated into COS Pivot.